Lens Advice: 24-70 f2.8 GM + 28 f2 or 24-105 f4 + 85mm f1.8

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Lens Advice: 24-70 f2.8 GM + 28 f2 or 24-105 f4 + 85mm f1.8

I'll be travelling through Europe with an A7iii taking a mixture of stills (street, portrait, architecture, landscape) and video ( lots of hand held slow motion clips, and vlog type material, walking about filming myself etc).

What would you recommend? Any other combinations that might suit my needs?

I can get a very good deal on the 24-70GM second hand, but my only concern will be the size/weight as well as it not having OSS, which would mean my handheld shots would not be terribly smooth. I would use the 28mm as a dedicated vlogging lens, and use it for when I just wanted to film myself and know I wouldn't have a need for a more versatile zoom.

The 24-105 on the other hand makes for a great travel lens, and the 85mm would be fantastic for portraits. I'd just lose out on the opportunity to jump on the GM lens while I have the chance.

Second hand GM+28mm would be 3000

24-105 + 85 1.8 would be 2400.

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